Another top prosecutor exits Robert Mueller’s team, raising speculations investigation is nearing its end

Another top prosecutor has left special counsel’Robert Mueller’s’team, marking the second high-profile departure announcement this month and raising speculations that the Russia probe will soon be wrapped up.

Zainab Ahmad, a U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York who worked on extensively on counterterrorism cases, was one of the prosecutors who signed former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI concerning his contacts with a Russian official.

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Another prosecutor leaving Mueller’s team

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zainab Ahmad ‘has concluded her detail’ under Robert Mueller ‘but will continue to represent the office on specific pending matters that were assigned to her during her detail.’ | Alex Wong/Getty Images

A top Robert Mueller prosecutor who handled Michael Flynn’s guilty plea has left the special counsel’s office amid growing signs that the Russia investigation is nearing its end.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zainab Ahmad ‘has concluded her detail’ under Mueller ‘but will continue to represent the office on specific pending matters that were assigned to her during her detail,’ said Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel.

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Another prosecutor exits Russia probe; Stone trial set

WASHINGTON — One of the most prominent prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller is leaving the team soon, something some people see as an indication that Meuller’s investigation is close to wrapping up.

Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement Thursday that Andrew Weissmann would be concluding his work with the special counsel’s office “in the near future.” He did not give a date, but the looming departure is not surprising given that the principal case Weissmann has worked on — the prosecution of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort — came to a close Wednesday with a sentencing in federal court in Washington.

  • Publisher: Arkansas Online
  • Date: 2019-03-15 2:46
  • Author: ERIC TUCKER The Associated Press
  • Twitter: @arkansasonline
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Top Mueller Prosecutor Will Soon Depart DOJ In Another Sign Probe Is Wrapping Up

Andrew Weissmann, a top prosecutor on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team who led the case against Paul Manafort, will soon leave the special counsel’s office and the Justice Department as a whole to teach at New York University, NPR reported.

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A source told NPR that the latest departure of a prominent prosecutor is the strongest indication yet that the special counsel’s investigation into President Trump’s campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election is quickly wrapping up.

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